Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Downloadable - Music

FARMINGTON LIBRARIES TO OFFER DOWNLOADABLE MUSIC FROM THEIR WEBSITE

(Farmington, CT)—(11/23/2010)— The Farmington Libraries have joined Library Ideas’ network of Public Library websites that offer access to songs from Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists.

The service will allow the the Farmington Libraries to increase the size and diversity of its collection by offering access to hundreds of thousands of songs.

Under the terms of the agreement, registered card holders of the Farmington Libraries can download a select number of Sony Music tracks in the MP3 format each month at no direct cost via http://www.farmingtonlibraries.org/. Patrons are limited to three downloads per week and use their library card and establish Farmington Libraries' catalog password to access the service. The library will underwrite the purchase of the music.

Other libraries participating in the launch include the Princeton (NJ) Public Library, Maricopa County Library District (AZ), Orange County Public Library (FL), Nashville Public Library (TN) and Fairfield Public Library (CT).

“We have been waiting a long time for a service like this that delivers great music, compatibility with lots of devices and simplicity of use. We think this will be incredibly popular with our patrons and will help the library in marketing all its services to the community,” said Hal Bright, Director of Adult Services.

“Sony Music has an incredibly expansive and popular catalog and we are really excited to partner with them on this, a very important product for libraries,” said Brian Downing, co-founder of Library Ideas. “A library is a focal point of the community that requires many tools to excite people about library resources. More than anything, that is the reason for the service.”

For further information please email info@libraryideas.com.

About the Farmington Libraries: The Farmington Libraries, part of the Farmington Village Green and Library Association, provide stellar library and information services to the residents of Farmington, Connecticut through print, audiovisual and digital collections as well as literacy-related and cultural programming.

About Library Ideas: Library Ideas is a new media company focused on the educational markets, based in Fairfax, Virginia. The Company offers music, movie and language learning solutions to public libraries as part of its developing product suite.

About Sony Music Entertainment: Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars. The company boasts a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. It is home to premier record labels representing music from every genre...Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.

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